Hervia militaris   (Alder and Hancock)  (Sea Slug)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 15 mm long by 4 mm wide by 4 mm high behind the first group of cerata.

The lips and front part of the alimentary canal lined with a thin layer of
chitin, which is continued even in the region of the jaws. The jaws are a pair of thin, oval, smooth, shell-shaped structures, with cristoe connective moderately well developed. The processus masticatorius is short and provided with a single row of simple teeth fairly widely separated; radula uniseriate. Each tooth is squarish, elongate, horseshoe shape, with a thickened border around the base. At the apex lies a large, median, pointed cusp flanked by a series of slightly curved, pointed lateral cusps, each about half the length of the median one. Long cephalic tentacles and the narrow foot with its antero-lateral corners produced into tentaculiform processes.

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• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • O'Donoghue, CH (1932) Notes on Nudibranchiata from southern India Journal of Molluscan Studies The Malacological Society of London 20(3) 141-166 Available at - http://mollus.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/3/141.full.pdf+html
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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